Secrets We Leave Behind

When I read a book and find a nugget of truth, I highlight it and sometimes write myself a note by it. Sometimes I mark the page with a sticky note.

You can tell quite a bit about a person by picking up the books she reads and flipping through them. Oh, the secrets we leave behind.

I spent time in 1 John this morning. I typically spend time in my NASB Study Bible, but I wanted to compare. I pulled out my Scofield Bible.

I got distracted.

Blessed beyond measure.

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Let’s Be Lovestruck Together

A beautiful gift awaits you. Swarovski crystals punctuate the ribbon. You gently release the bow and carefully fold the ribbon. Loosen the brightly-colored wrapping paper and set it aside to use another time. An even more beautiful piece of wrapping paper appears … another, golden … another, silver … one more bejeweled. You pick up the glistening silver-laden box. 

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Ditch Disappointment

The pandemic and the challenges of 2020 and 2021 have changed the way we see life, play, respect, and love.

We’ve seen family projects on television and YouTube like dominoes and toilet paper tumbling throughout a house. We’ve laughed at dancing and exercising family videos. We’ve sung with live-streamed concerts and worship. We’ve watched golf ball and ping pong challenges, and much more.

Maybe you’re binging on television programs that you never had time for when life was in full-swing.

All this is a way to pass the time when we’re bored or depressed. They don’t fill the gap, do they?

It’s easy to get depressed as the pandemic and all things associated with it continue to drain us, isn’t it?

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Love-Locked Living

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:12-14

Love takes action. God chose us because He loves us. He chose us to be holy, set apart for Him. But how do we live holy lives?

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